Bouncing the Light for Beautiful Indoor Images
Pictures can appear very different and achieve various expressions depending on how you manipulate the light. But lighting a shot is not at all difficult with the SB-300 Speedlight. Its flash head can be set up to 120 degrees upward allowing you to bounce light off ceiling or wall to endow a softer, more natural look to your subject. You can easily control the lighting to capture a beautiful indoor portrait creatively.
Compact and Lightweight Design for Great Portability
With its compact and lightweight design, comfortable portability is ensured even when attached to a camera. The SB-300 is certain to expand your enjoyment of shooting pictures in a variety of scenes.
Easy Operation Even for Novices
Attach the SB-300 to a camera supporting Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) or a COOLPIX model supporting i-TTL flash control, and switch the power on. This is all you have to do to enjoy flash photography. Thanks to Nikon’s highly accurate i-TTL flash, the amount of light output is automatically and appropriately controlled, achieving high-quality flash shots reliably.
*Advanced Wireless Lighting is not supported.
*The SB-300 uses two AAA-size alkaline or NiMH batteries which are readily available anywhere, so you’ll never run out of power.
Electronic construction: Automatic Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) and series circuitry
Guide number (20°C/68°F): 18/59 (ISO 100, m/ft)
Angle of illumination: Covers angle of view of 27 mm lens (FX format) or 18 mm lens (DX format)
Effective flash range (i-TTL): 0.6 m to 20 m (2 ft to 66 ft); varies with ISO sensitivity, bounce angle, and aperture
Options available using camera controls: Flash control mode: i-TTL, manualFlash mode: Fill flash (front-curtain sync), front-curtain with slow sync, rearcurtain sync, and rear-curtain with slow sync
Bounce angle: Flash rotates vertically up to 120° with stops where the flash is pointing directly ahead and at 60°, 75°, 90°, and 120°
Power source: Two AAA alkaline or NiMH batteries
Flash-ready light: Charging complete: LightsWarning: Blinks
Flash duration: Lights for about 1/1650 s when fired at full power
Battery endurance and flash recycling time *1: Alkaline : Approx. 4.0 s (minimum recycling time *2), 70 or more uses / 4.0 – 30 s (endurance *3 / recycling time *2)NiMH : Approx. 3.5 s (minimum recycling time *2), 110 or more uses / 3.5 – 30 s (endurance *3 / recycling time *2)
Mounting foot lock lever: Locking pin prevents accidental detachment
Other options: Thermal cut-out, firmware update *4
Dimensions (W x H x D): Approx. 57.4 x 65.4 x 62.3 mm (2.3 x 2.6 x 2.5 in.)
Weight: Approx. 120 g (4.2 oz), including two AAA alkaline batteriesApprox. 97 g (3.4 oz), body only
Supplied accessories: Soft Case SS-DC1
*1 Figures are for fresh batteries; actual results may vary with performance and other factors even among batteries of identical ages and makes.
*2 Time between flash firing at full power and flash-ready light illuminating when flash is fired once every 30 s.
*3 Number of times flash can be fired at full power with flash-ready light illuminating within 30 s.
*4 Firmware can be updated from camera. Specifications subject to change without notice. Nikon will not be held liable for damages that may result from any mistakes that this manual may contain. Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a unit with fresh batteries operating at the temperature specified by the Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA): 23 ±3 °C (73.4 ±5.4 °F).